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LOST AND FOUND BROOKE DAVIS

February 7, 2015

9780091958909

LOST AND FOUND BROOKE DAVIS

Millie Bird is even-years – old and always wear red Wellington boots to match her red, curly hair. But one day, Millie’s mum leaves her alone in the ginormous underwear section of her local department store and doesn’t come back.

Agatha Pantha is eighty two and has not left her house since her husband died. Not to water the garden, or catch a bus, or sweep the driveway. Instead she sits behind her front window, hidden by curtains and ivy, roaring her anger and throwing insults at complete strangers. Until the day Agatha spies a little girl across the street.

Karl the Touch Typist is eighty-seven years old, sitting in a nursing home thinking about his wife and how he once typed love letters with his fingers on her skin. In a moment of clarity, he realises he must go in search of something new.

Together, Millie, Agatha, and Karl set out to find Millie’s mum. And along the way, they will discover that the young can be wise, that old age is not the same as death and that breaking the rules once in a while might just be the key to a happy life.

This is a story of loss and hope with one of the most vivid casts of characters  I’ve come across. In particular, it is red wellied, seven-year-old Millie our heart weeps and soars for.

A great read with ballsy, brilliant writing.  Lost & Found has been sold to publishers in more than 20 countries, with being an instant hit going at No 3 in Australian Fiction Best Seller chart.

 

 

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